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obama's name is attached to it, and it doesn't have the -- the white house nudges, so to speak. but because this comes strictly from the president, is that why people are rekoilg from it? >> without a doubt. the process, very protective of the process, legislative process. and i think the republicans want to make sure that at the end of the day, that it was something that they were actively involved. they crafted the piece of legislation. and they don't want to be seen this is something the president forced upon them. there is a lot of republicans that i've talked to that are willing to do something that they don't want to come up with a plan and say this is president obama's plan. and they supported it. it has to come, originate from -- both from the senate and house. and that's why it's so protected. they're very protective of the process. and i can understand them. i'm actually one of those democrats that, you know -- i want to thank the president for being a leader on immigration reform. but this is something that he can back up, let the process work, let us work something
what we should be doing in this world. obama works for peace. he works hard for it. this crowd has other ideas. and that's "hardball" for now. happy valentine's, everybody. what a day. and thanks for being with us tonight. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans. and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. i get some backup tonight. james carville is here to explain why it's still the economy, stupid. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> we've got to make sure hard work's rewarded with a wage that you can live on and raise a family on. >> the president demands fairness. but even his call for a $9 minimum wage is way off. tonight, the great james carville on how american workers are getting stiffed and what the democrats can do about it. breaking news. wealthy tax fat cats who have got offshore bank accounts, especially in switzerland, beware. i'll tell you why today's announcement from the white house is a major blow for tax evaders. plus, the historic filibuster of the president's pick for defense secretary reaches a boiling point. >> we
obama attended the funeral. >> i am amazed. i'm so excited. i'm happy that the murderer of what dia is off the street. i look forward and hope they are convicted to the fullest extent of the law. >> pendleton's parents are in washington, d.c. to be the official guests of first lady michelle obama for tonight's state of the union address. >> and kai, we are just hours away from the president's state of the union address. wjz has complete coverage. monique griego talks to a local teen who will be sitting with the first lady. but first, tara mergener has more on the focus of the president's speech. >> reporter: president obama wasn't offering a preview of his speech to reporters this afternoon. >> mr. president, how is the speech? >> we'll find out tonight. >> reporter: white house officials say improving the economy and creating jobs will be front and center. >> as he outlays his plans tonight, everyone will see that if we work together, that we really will have a robust future. we can build that middle class. >> reporter: republicans want to hear
." >>> congress did it, congress can undo it. president obama is warning of dire consequences for all of us in lawmakers don't act quickly. we're talking about those forced budget cuts that take effect march 1st, slashing $85 billion from spending across the board this year. but with just ten days left, the consequences are backing more alarming. president obama outlined some of them today, told congress, let's make a deal while there is still some time. >> my door is open. i've put tough cuts and reforms on the table. i am willing to work with anybody to get this job done. none of us will get 100% of what we want. but nobody should want these cuts to go through because the last thing our families can afford right now is pain imposed unnecessarily by partisan recklessness and ideological rigid tea here in washington. visually, the president tried to make that point by having law enforcement officers standing behind him. many of them could lose their jobs. our joe johns is covering that with the different ways that the budget cuts could directly affect you. we also have renee marsh covering
." ♪ ♪ >> eric: president obama delivered his fifth "state of the union." the grand entrance by the rockstar in chief, bipartisan bowing and patting each other on the back as they barrel toward armageddon was a spectacle. the president thinks he knows what is best for us. i think he sees himself as a father figure, in a cool way. like this guy. >> i'm a cool dad. that is my bang. >> ♪ we're all in this together ♪ ♪ yes, we are ♪ we're all stars ♪ of something you know it >> eric: sorry, mr. president, that is not how i see it, sir. i can see it like chick bike riding girlie arm dad that whines and nags and whines and nags. >> so let's be clear. common sense reform. minimum wage and our fair share. manufacturered crisis. >> gun violence. >> climate change. immigration reform. >> bob, haven't the american people heard this song enough played over and over and over again? >> bob: what happened to you? did you take a big hit of red bull or something? nose spray. that is right. for the last two months you have been a quiet, more self-assuming eric bolling. now you converted right back t
." >> president obama was back in his hometown pushing for gun control. the presidentor spoke in chicago where the p skyrocketing murder rate is now as bad as the al capone gangland days. so far this year, there have been 44 homicides. that's comparedth to this time n 192 when there were only 26. eric, you were born and raised26 in chicago. this problem has gotten out of hand in the first five hours oft this year alone. five shootings. h i talked to anonymously some cops on the ground. is not enough force and these i are a lot of young teens committing these crimes and the civil rights groups are out of control. they can't even lay hands on these kids to try and bring them in. you think what the president said will have any effect? >> listen, let's give him credit, president obama credit for going to chicago because we called him out and said why aren'tor you going and he bypasd chicago. he's in chicago where the murder rate now is higher than any other major city in america. it's more than double from, say, 20, 25 years ago, the rate, bob. and the actual number, 508 last year. on pace to brea
? >>> the follow-up. >> on tuesday i laid out a plan. >> president obama picking up right where he left off. >> i delivered my state-of-the-union address. >> with the standard laundry list. >> the laundry list of the familiar-sounding domestic proposals. >> high-quality, pre-school. >> more lip service. >> and liberalism. >> this is not the agenda many are looking for. >> tonight, i proposed working with states. >> an encouraging sign for education reform. >> make high equal pre school -- >> make the argument we just don't have the money. >> exhibit a, john boehner. >> at some point, somebody has to pay the bill. >> this works, we know it works. >> the question i really want to ask. >> i want to get to elizabeth warren. >> is about how tough you are. >> is her debut on the senate banking committee. >> pretty comfortable. >> can you identify when you last took the wall street banks to trial? >> they couldn't answer. >> i will have to get back to you. >> we have not had to do it -- >> folks, that is bs. >> don't have much incentive to follow the law. >> ezra klein holds out there are calling for ba
to a somber occasion in chicago. we are awaiting for michelle obama. the church is filled to capacity. funeral is for a 15-year-old girl. she was an innocent victim of a gang shooting in chicago and she had just performed with her high school marching band at the presidential inauguration. michelle obama attending this funeral and governor pat quinn and mayor rahm emanuel. the family says it will not be about politics but it has struck a chord with the first family and obama administration. a lot of focus on gun violence and reducing gun violence. president obama has made it a priority. joe biden out to bring back proposals in the last few weex, all of this since the december 14th mass murder in newtown, connecticut. the girl was killed in hyde park neighborhood which is obama's home. it's drawing more attention to gun violence. we're awaiting for michelle obama to arrive at the chicago church. we'll bring you updates as it develops this morning. >>> if you plan to send flowers to a local florist this valentine's day. some companies that appear to be local are actually from out of the area, so
house stonewalling. white house is urging quick approval of the two nominees. >> president obama today will award the medal of honor for a former soldier and heroic efforts in afghanistan. former staff sergeant will receive the nation's highest military honor for his actions during an attack on a remote outpost in october of 2009. he is just the fourth living person to receive the award for service in iraq and the afghanistan. 5:07, 37 degrees on this monday morning. >> still ahead in a hollywood actor wants to reach out to the former lapd police officer wanted for murder. >> good monday morning at 5:10. it is a wet start. got to get going, the roads will be a little slow because of the wet pavement. meteorologist adam caskey if it is at the national harbor this morning. i see all the dampness. something happened this weekend. >> what happened? clerk somebody turned another year older. happy birthday. >> thank you. 29 again. it feels great. feels fantastic to be 29 again. right. i have my umbrella this morning and national harbor. it is a light drizzle coming down right now. the heavy
that the state of our union is stronger. >> president obama lays out his plan for the future in his state of the union address. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. february 13, ash wednesday. >> 5:01. >> we will start out with some rain this afternoon. we can have an inch or two of snow. no problems expected for the morning commute. 33 at the airport. when the stuff comes in this afternoon, it will be above freezing. it will change over to some snow and we expect a little bit of the accumulation. >> good morning. glad this morning the roads are dry. it will be a different story tomorrow. 12 minutes on the west side from 795. assist southbound traffic at old pimlico road. 83, 60 miles per hour down towards the beltway. problem free on 95 out of white marsh down to the beltway and beyond. moving well out of the 895 split. seven minutes down to the fort mchenry. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> an update on the man at for a fugitive and former police officer. charred human remains were found inside a burned out cabin
and president obama. meanwhile, in other political headlines, jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing campaign funds. federal prosecutors filed the indictment against jackson friday. practices cuters say jackson diverted about $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including a $43,000 gold plated rolex watch and more than $22,000 in michael jackson memorabilia. >>> "the washington post" is reporting that fbi agents had been looking into allegations that new jersey democrat senator bob menendez patronized prostitutes while in the dominican republic. "the post" cites sources familiar with the investigation says new evidence has been found to support the claims so far. >>> and president obama in his weekly address today told the american public that cuts in federal programs will hurt the middle class. >> i disagree with republicans who think we should do that by making even bigger cuts to things like education and job training, or medicare, and social security benefits. that would force our senior citizens and working families to bear the burden of deficit reduction while the wealt
to come. stephanie: would you like fun facts? he has in the past threatened to kill president obama, secretary of state hillary clinton, dianne feinstein and barbara bachner. he said, this isn't like a news buster transcript, this is natural. >> if you want, i have the audio. stephanie: the whole thing? i was in chicago. >> this is supposed to be part of right ring word. >> obama. >> pull a machine gun. [bleep] >> let's hear it for him. [ applause ] i was going to say hillary -- [ cheers and applause ] >> hey dianne feinstein. >> is my hearing going or do we need sub titles? stephanie: i'd be happy to read it. i was in chicago when hi said hey, obama you might want to suck on one of these punk. he was holding his machine gun. that's what the secret service would see a threat against the president. obama is a piece of [bleep]. i said hey hillary you might want to ride one of these into the sunset. i saw barbara backner. she might want to suck on my machine begun. hey, dianne feinstein ride on one of these you whore. >> this is a man we want in the same room? >> when did we allow peop
, is it time for a breakup? >>> president obama's nominee for defense secretary chuck hagel has the 51 votes needed in the senate for confirmation. today he actually needed 60 to control republican procedural hurdle that would allow the vote on his nomination to actually take place. he got 58 votes. hagel came up two votes short of what he needed. today he will eventually have those votes. that's for sure. >> we can get this issue resolved on the day that we return from the recess. certainly there is, i believe, sufficient votes to invoke cloture at that time. >> when we get back, unless there's a real bombshell, i vote for cloture and move on to his nomination. >> that's right. senators john mccain and lindsey graham will vote to end debate on the confirmation of chuck hagel, eventually, but today, they just didn't feel like it. they towed the party line and voted to block hagel's nomination. the procedural vote failed 40-58 with one senator voting present and one senator not voting. 54 democrats voted in favor as did four republicans. no cabinet member nominated for a national security pos
obama is considering another end run around a gridlocked congress, "the washington post" reports that the president is considering several new executive actions, including refinancing help for struggling homeowners, new protections for gales and lesbians, making buildings more energy efficient and tougher regulations for coal-fired power plants. >>> lindsey graham is threatening to block the nominations unless he gets more information about the benghazi attack. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward. until the white house gives us an accounting. what did the president do? >> yes, i want to ask my colleagues just like they about with john bolden, no confirmation without information, no confirmation without information. >>> vice president biden is on the hold, holding a roundtable discussion with laws enforcement. it comes the day before president obama is expected to outline sweeping gun control measures in his state of the union address. >>> later this afternoon the senate is expected to approve the reauthorizations of the violence against women act. the medal of
. >> not once. because he is superman. jacki sheckner in the current news center. >> president obama's going to travel to georgia today to talk about another part of his state of the union address guaranteed high quality preschool education. he's visiting a prek. class and then going to the decatur community recreation center to give some remarks. later, he is back in washington where he's going to hold an on line fireside hangout to talk more about the state of the union. it will be steramed live on whitehouse..gov on you tube. rubio said this about his own humble lifestyle. >> i still live in the same working class neighborhood i grew up in. my neighbors aren't millionaires, they're retirees who depend on social security and medicare. >> politico reports as rubio's west miami working class neighborhood, his home is up for sale for $675,000. now, in case you think maybe the home just appreciated a lot in the last few years, the rubes bought the house for $550,000 in 2005 according the a miami her and would report in january. he is reportedly looking to move to washington, d.c. he is looking
the minimum wage a problem? fighting back against president obama's plan to raise the minimum wage by $1.25 per hour. melissa: postmaster general warning it may need $45 billion bailout if congress doesn't act now. oh, boy. lori: oh, boy. stocks now as we do every 15 minutes. let's check in with nicole petallides. the dow pulling back after yesterday's record high. nicole: that is right. we are off of lower lows of the day, but yesterday closed with a record high close that we haven't seen since 2007. we have been hovering around 14,000 mark for the dow jones industrial average. the bank index and drug index or lower although one of the names doing well in the dow jones industrial. the banks doing very well. last friday is where we broke out and started this trend. yesterday we continued, today pulling back a little bit which is not unusual and doesn't surprise the traders here on wall street. a one-year chart for the dow jones industrials and that is where you see the stocks breakout led by these groups. today keeping an eye on the dollar, for the most part so far so good, the traders c
, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. president obama is speaking at the armed forces farewell tribute today in honor of defense secretary lienon panetta. he will be at joint base myer henderson at 4:00 this afternoon. this is the formal goodbye for panetta stepping down from his position. yesterday, he testified over the attacks in benghazi where he revealed there was no advanced warning for those attacks. he said that factor plus the time and distance involved prevented the u.s. military from reaching the consulate before four americans were killed. panetta also confirmed he personally broke the news to president obama the night of the attack but that the two did not speak the rest of the evening as the assault continued to unfold. the president had told panetta to do whatever he needed to do to protect our people out in benghazi. today, house democrats wrap up their annual retreat with a little comedy. stephen colbert is speaking to the caucus thanks to an invite from nancy pelosi. after his comedy routine, pelosi will interview
undercuts honest employers and deportation and vulnerable fraud and other crimes. >> president obama wants a pathway to citizenship for 11 million immigrants in america. he has asked for a bipartisan bill to be ready in the next five months. fox news confirmed general allen will retire. he over saw u.s. and nato fors during the petraeus scandal. he doesn't want to hut his family through any more scrutiny. >>> florida senator marco rubio hit some water due to the state of the union. rubio tweeted picked up over 3,000 new followers on twitter last night. i am going to start drinking water in the middle of all of my speeches. take a look at the marco rubio water bottle. reclaim america is offering one if you donate -- 25 bucks or more on-line. president obama's two big nominees john brennan and chuck hagel facing resistance. a show down looming in the senate as democrats attempt to break a gop filibuster of the defense nominee chuck hagel. >> good morning ainsley, first things first that top job at the pentagon since we are one day closer to the devastating automatic cuts to the defense depar
today to president barack obama's very emotional appeal for congress to vote on gun safety legislation. >> they deserve a vote. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown connecticut deserve a vote. >> coming up, what the nra is saying about the president's appeal made during his state of the union address. >>> this morning it looks like texas governor rick perry is heading home from his tour empty handed. he spend the last few days trying to get companies to move to text at. he was featured saying texas is more business friendly. he didn't give any proof that he convinced any of them to move to texas. >> 5:07 is the time let's check back in with sal, power outages on treasure island. let's talk about it and we usually see the east shore this time but we can't see it. we went and switched out a camera to the one we can't see 880 and you can see the truck there kind of in the middle bottom of your screen and they are picking up the fog, thick fog at the bay bridge toll plaza and you can see it is blocking parts of the east shore freeway. so give you
by a wake and funeral tomorrow. first lady michelle obama will attend the funeral. she'll be joined by white house adviser valerie jarrett, and education secretary arne duncan... who once headed the chicago public schools. pendleton was shot at a park last week, a mile from the obamas' home in kenwood. a lyric opera performer, burned in the face during a rehearsal is out of the hospital. and here's how wesley daniel looks now. the accident happened monday while daniel practiced a fire- breathing stunt. wesley's father told reporters his son is still speaking in a "whispery croak" and mostly communicating with hand gestures. it'll be another week or so before he gets his voice back. another a-t-m scam at northern trust bank- this time in the northern suburbs. police in lake forest are working with northern trust on this most recent a-t-m fraud case. authorities found a skimming device attached to an a-t-m in the lobby of the bank's branch on east deerpath. this comes just one day after police found skimming devices on two a-t-m's in west suburban hisndale. in all cases, stolen acco
else you can see right here tomorrow night is president obama's state of the union address. mr. obama is expected to focus on the economy. democrats and republicans say they are anxious to hear the president's plan to get more people back to work during this second term. >> the sooner we begin to address our fiscal problem, i think the sooner the economy will begin to improve. >> the president is also expected to ask congress to invest more in education, clean energy and repairing the nation's crumbling roads and bridges. he'll take his state of the union message on the road later this week with stops in asheville, north carolina, atlanta and chicago. >>> musician and gun advocate ted nugent is making the trip to d.c. for the state of the union address. he'll be the guest of steve stockman. he's been outspoken in his support for the national rifle association and his dislike of the president. he was investigated by the secret service last year after saying if president obama were re-elected, he would, quote, either be dead or in jail. stockman said he is excited to sit nugent next to
this morning. obama care contraception change, combination and really helping people out or is this a big gimmick? who is going to end up footing the bill for the third party insurer who has to pay for these contraceptives. essentially what's happening is nonprofit religious groups are not having to provide this contraception whether it be birth control or the morning after pill. to their employees, they still do have to alert the third party insurer. >> that sounded on first blush like a great accommodation because a lot of people were upset about that. if you read further you will have to provide a third party insurer. it seems kind of gimmicky, don't you think? >> the whole idea was and the critics, of course, have come out and religious institutions and george town university. other religious institutions said look, we don't want to be a part of this conversation. we should not be forced to provide free contraceptions to the people who are on our staff. we need to have that separation here. but, because they have come out and said now we need to be able to talk to these third party in
the way for him to become president barack obama's new pentagon chief despite opposition from some republicans. hagel is expected to have enough votes to get past the senate filibuster and be confirmed as the top pentagon official. he needs 60 votes to make that happen. >>> president obama is due to take part in google+ and the hangout where he will answer questions on his state of the union address. selected participants will ask questions about his address to congress and you can also and questions via the white house's youtube channel. the hangout will start at 4:50. >>> well, if you're a teacher some state lawmakers want to help you out. they want to give you a bigger tax break for school supplies you buy. the bill would allow teachers to write off as much as $500 for school supplies they purchase out of pocket. right now you get $250 from the federal government for those supplies. but the state doesn't have any such offer. similar bills failed in 2003 and 2004 and 2005 because they were deemed too expensive. >>> a former graduate student in pennsylvania is now suing her school
were called off shortly after sunday's fire. >>> president obama wants every child in america to have access to preschool. he is heading to dee indicate tur, -- decatur, georgia to pitch his plan. this is part of the president's nationwide tour to promote the proposals from his state of the union address. yesterday he was at a manufacturing plant in north carolina to show the needs for the increase in the federal minimum wage. it's now 7:25. he wants to move it to $9 an hour. >>> the afghan government is welcoming president obama's decision to cut the number of american troops in half there before the end of this year. >> but a controversial nato strike is fueling new tension there. >> reporter: afghan president says it's time for afghan soldiers to take charge of their country's future. he says local security forces are ready to replace american troops. but many ordinary afghans say the u.s. is leaving too soon. >> over the next year, another 34,000 american troops will come home from afghanistan. this drawdown will continue and by the end of next year, our war in afghanistan will be
want to stay away from that. bill karins, thank you. >>> president obama is laying out his post-presidential plans. we'll tell you what he said. >>> plus, members of the kennedy clan arrested outside the white house. details on that. >>> plus, the i-village sex quiz. who is satisfied more when it comes to sex, men or women? details on that in two minutes. >>> welcome back. here are other stories making news this morning. the pentagon will roll out medals for members of the military who contribute without action on the front lines. it's called the distinguished war fair medal and will be awarded to among others remote pilots of unmanned predator drones. >>> a kennedy was back at the white house yesterday but this time in handcuffs. r.f.k. jr. was one of four dozen arrested at the rally of the keystone pipeline. his 18-year-old son conor and darryl hanna were also taken into custody there. >>> president obama is laying out plans for life after the white house. he told the crowd in alabama he's looking forward to playing a little more golf, fishing and barbecuing. >>> new york ma m
is likely to further strain partisan tensions less than a month into president obama's second term. >> my expectation and hope is that chuck hagel, who richly deserves to get a vote on the floor of the senate will be confirmed as our defense secretary. it's just unfortunate that this kind of politics intrudes at a time when i'm still presiding over a war in afghanistan. >> there are still questions outstanding. i believe that senators have the right to have those questions answered. >> some senators say they want to examine information regarding u.s. consulate attack in benghazi. some say after next week's recess, though, hagel will be ultimately confirmed. >>> during a live streaming google hangout chat thursday president obama defended his administration's use of drones in the war on terror insisting everything the government has done is legal. he did admit the public should know more about how that program works. >> what i think is absolutely true is that it is not sufficient for citizens to just take my word for it that we're doing the right thing. >> a classified memo recently reveal
. >>> it is just hours before president obama delivers his state of the union address, and we're beginning with breaking news from the white house today. a white house insider says that the president will announce that 34,000 troops will be home from afghanistan one year from today. that's roughly half of the u.s. forces in that country. the president is expected to outline his plan during tonight's state of the union address, but troop drawdown marks itself next -- the next phase of the president's plan. he wants to end the u.s.-led war in afghanistan by 2014. thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> university of maryland students woke up to troubling news today. to of their fellow students are dead and a third student has been injured. plus are calling this a murder- suicide. it happened at their off campus housing in the 8700 block of 36th avenue after metzerott road in college park, maryland. delia goncalves has been covering this story all morning. she's live at the scene with the latest information. delia? >> reporter: jc, police are not yet identifying these three
as the manhunt for christopher dorner comes to a head. >>> president obama are pushes for a $9 federal minimum wage. gun control and immigration reform will any pass? >>> plus mardi gras leads into ash wednesday. >>> and senator marco rubio's water lights up the twitter sphere. >>> and the top dog right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for wednesday, february 13th, 2013. >>> good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. we've got two major stories this morning. president obama is telling supporters he needs their help to make the changes he proposed in his state of the union address. republicans say they oppose higher spending and tax increases. but first, the latest from california on what may be the fiery end to the huge manhunt for accused cop killer christopher dorner. nbc's tony chen is in big bear with the latest. tony, good morning. >> reporter: morning, mara. good morning, everyone. let me tell you the last 20, 21 hours have been absolutely incredible. i want to give you the latest information. we just got this within about the last hour, hour and a half. that that cabin that was burnin
: these pre-k students outside atlanta today got a surprise and very high profile visitor. president obama headed to georgia to launch a push for early childhood education, including nationwide publicly funded kindergarten. >> let's make sure none of our kids start out a step behind. let's make it a national priority to give every child access to a high quality early education. >> reporter: in his state of the union address tuesday, the president held up georgia's pre-k program as a model for the rest of the nation, that parents should have access to the same educational opportunities. >> the size of your paycheck shouldn't determine your child's future. so let's fix this. >> reporter: but the white house didn't put a price tag on how much this with cost to do that. republicans have slammed it as too expensive and an overreach by the federal government. >> we don't need dictates from washington, d.c. intervening and mandating. >> reporter: the obama administration said government investment at that young age pays off significantly down the road. educators like paige agrees. >> regardless o
to close the debate on the nomination narrowingly failed in the senate. president obama said republicans are playing politics while the nation is still at war. hagel has faced many challenges from fellow republicans. republicans also are demanding more information on president obama's actions on the night of the deadly terror attack at the u.s. consulate in ben ghazi, libya. they want that before they will confirm hagel. the next vote is likely to happen on february 25th. that's when congress returns from a resist. >>> prince george's county got a boost in its ever to have the fbi move its headquartered to green belt. metto says it has about 88 acres that could benefit from a federal agency locating there. no firm decision has been made about moving the fbi anywhere just yesterday. leaders in d.c. and virginia say they're putting proposals together. they wanted new fbi headquarters too. >>> a really nice day out there today, doug. i think we'll have more tomorrow, but look at that sunset. beautiful. this has been about as good as it gets. that's not going to be the case over the next 24
on tonight's show? >> president obama's state of the union address caused quite a stir. our panel will tell you why obama was wrong about everything. and if they don't, i certainly will. and it appears that 63-year-old tennessee congressman steve cohen was tweeting 24-year-old model during the state of the union. what can i say? at least he didn't pull a wiener. and kate upton almost froze to death to bring you a booby-lishes sports illustrated cover. >> that was unnecessarily mean to bill, and then i thought it was not unnecessary at all. >> not possible. >> see you at half time. let's welcome our guests. i am here with diane macedo who anchors business news in the morning on the fox network. and paul mccurio that makes for a great valentine's day present. it is called image makeover. and women continue want to be with him and men don't want to be him. it is bill schulz. and next to me is mike baker, the former cia operative and president of diligence. diligence, when a drone is an up close and personal, think diligence. diligence, making the world a better place for the people who pay us.
for the libyan government that obama himself called the next day to ask for help with the investigation and the rest of it. graham is up for re-election in 2014, and he has been successful pressing the bengahzi story for as much as possible. again that's what his interest and concern is. he wants to go back to home state voters and say i stuck it to the president on this. i consider it to be as bad as watergate, and so he has no incentive whatsoever to stop doing that until the very last minute. that hasn't approached yet. >> michael: now, it's worth pointing out not only is graham up for re-election but it looks like he's going to get a primary as well. to see as right of the president as he possibly can seems like a good path for him to take. let's go to the president. what does this bode for the president's second term if he has this much trouble getting his nominees past of the democratic senate. >> it's funny you ask this. this all is playing out the same week that the president gave his state of the union dress to which he laid out a very ambitious liberal laundry list of things h
. the force. -- of revenge killings after being fired from the force. >>> president obama covered a broad range of issues in last night's state of the union address including guns and climate change j the president used the speech to talk about the economy as well. melanie alnwick is live on capitol hill with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president's speech focused heavily on democratic issues during that hour-long address. but the biggest applause of the night came when he called for more action on gun control measures. he also did talk about social issues and economic ones saying that was determined to intervene to help boost the middle class. he called on lawmakers to spend more money to fix roads and bridges, to invest in preschool for all 4-year-olds in the united states and to raise the minimum wage to $9 for the first time in six years. mr.obama announceed a reduction in our military footprint abroad. abroad. >> tonight, we stand united in saluting the troops and civilians who sacrifice every day to protect us. because of them, we can say with confidenc
is clear and critical. >> we're out here saying, president obama, you must reject the keystone pipeline. >> the pipeline would export oil from canada to the gulf of mexico. supporters say it creates jobs while helping the u.s. to become more energy independent. opponents think the pipeline could threaten water supplies in the environment. the obama administration put off deciding whether to okay the project until after the presidential election. the state department says a final decision on the pipeline could come this spring. one scientist at the kato institute predicts the president will green light the pipeline. >> i think the white house has probably made its decision on keystone. the political calculus is obvious. if they come out against, it they are going to pay a very big price. >> president obama talked about climate change in his state of the union address last week, but he did not specifically mention the keystone xl pipeline. christi. >> all right. emily, thank you so much. >>> robert kennedy jr. was among those protesting the keystone pipeline. he was even arrested during a
unharmed. >>> his vacation now over, president obama diving right back into the world of washington politics. in the next hour, the president is scheduled to speak about those automatic spending cuts, set to take place next friday unless congress tankes some sor of action. christine romans joins me to break down how we could potentially feel these cuts if something isn't done. good morning. >> good morning, carol. the first question is what is the sequester, this wonky, horrible budget washington word you keep hearing. it's a fancy word for budget cuts, forced budget cuts. you could also think of the sequester as the "or else." last year it was decided we had to get our budget deficit under control, democrats and republicans together, or else, or else we would have these draconian spending cuts start the beginning part of this year. they didn't get their budget act together and this is the or else, the big budget cuts that are automatically going to happen. it's really frustrating, carol, because this was never -- these were never supposed to happen. this was supposed to be somethin
here that this was a national security failure. >> late today, president obama said chuck hagel is imminently qualified to be secretary of defense. the president says he deserves a vote and predicted eventually he will get confirmed. >> bret: mikes, thanks. we just got word from the pentagon that panetta is heading to california tonight, to monterrey. the ride is also getting bumpy for the president's choice as top spy master. the complication and confusion continues to multiply surrounding what happened last september 11. both in libya and back here in washington. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has an update. >> the president's pick to lead the c.i.a. counterterrorism advisor john brennan faces new and up comfortable obstacles about the benghazi terrorist attack and the administration handling of the suspect al-harzi. this letter pushes them to explain disparity between his sworn testimony and that of former secretary of state hillary clinton. >> they insisted that the tunisia authorities did not have the evidence to keep him in custody. >> tunisias did not
and beyond. >> president obama this morning will travel to decatur, georgia tech visit pre-k students and then speak at a recreation center. is afternoon he returns to the white house to take part in a fireside hang out on google+ to discuss a state of the union address and to interact. it starts at 4:50 p.m. and will be streamed live on the white house web site for along with his youtube and google+ pages. >> the postal service puts congress in an interesting predicament with its decision to end saturday delivery. >> can possible merger between u.s. airways and american. linda bell joining us from bloomberg headquarters in new york. anne valentine data you. >> happy valentine's day. looks like it's finally nearing an end. directors have voted on the merger approved $11 billion deal yesterday. this sets the stage for an announcement later today. the combined airline will fly under the american name while the ceo of u.s. airways will be the ceo. the postal service decision to stop saturday mail is getting complicated. congress needs to agree on most of the changes. the postmaster gener
queen. >>> president obama is on the roadworking to reenforce his plan. >> the bulk of his message focused on the economy. the president wants to stimulate the economy. republicans are sceptical. >> to reignite true engine of american economic growth, a thriving middle class. >> last night the president offered up more of the same -- higher taxes and more stimulus spending. >> after today's stop in north carolina president obama will make stops in hat, chicago, and that will happen tom and friday. >>> comcast will buy out ge's shares of universal a little ahead of schedule. what this could mean for 30 rockefeller plaza. >> find out when you'll be able no scarf down a taco with cool doritos ranch. >> showers are changing over to just about all snow. we'll have much more on who gets what in terms of wet snow overnight. >>> the dow jones down and the s&p 500 up just one. >> in tonight's consumer alert, comcast is taking advantage of low interest rates and buying ge's share. ge still hold as 49% of comcast universal. the cable company has agreed to pay dpe. another $1.4 billion for oth
. >>> plus pass climate change legislation or else. president obama threatens executive orders to cut pollution but would cutting out congress cross the line? lou -- blue dog democrat kurt slader is here to respond. >>> california is running out of doctors. the golden state prepares for obamacare only to find out it has got a physician shortage. how a wave of newly insured patients could overwell wem the state. even when they say it is not, it is always about money. melissa: so on to our top story tonight. one of president obama's boldest calls in last night's state of the union speech was to raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 to nine bucks an hour. that's a 24% increase. and it brings us back to the conversation we've been having here on "money" on whether or not this will lift the economy or just lift the unemployment rate. today on capitol hill business owners in the trenches, testifying in front of the house committee on small business. joining us in a fox business exclusive straight from testifying is sean fogg. sean's a multiunit franchise owner. he owns and operates bus
of the storm, a dumped four to 5 in. of snow an hour. >> president obama declared a state of emergency in connecticut yesterday. the emergence of a declaration will provide federal aid to the state and local response efforts. >> connecticut's governor is lifted a travel ban on state roads and has urged residents to stay off of them if possible. >> meanwhile in new york snow plows were busy along the long island expressway. expressway was closed in both directions yesterday until 5:00 as crews continued to dig. a hundredth of course that stuck on expressway during the height of the blizzard on friday. >> new york gov. andrew cuomo said in a neighboring states were hit worst by the blizzard. he is deploying utility workers and snowplows to help new england bounceback from the snow storm. >> in southern california watch in the latest for the man cut for christopherc d dorner , the former laws angeles police officer suspect in three killings was the subject of a manhunt in southern california. >> swat teams are looking through the snow-covered mountains in big bear were the 33 year-old fug
president obama's about to take the stage to talk about two of the top priorities from his state of the union speech, jobs and guns. we expect him to connect the need for jobs as a way to get young people off the streets and out of trouble. right now you're looking at some video of cleopatra pendleton. she's the mother of the young girl struck down by gunmen in chicago a few weeks ago, right around the time of the inauguration after she performed at president obama's inaugural. she's one of the guests there for president obama's visit. we'll be going there to chicago as soon as mr. obama starts speaking. but first i want to bring in our chris cuomo who was in chicago right now. he's going to tell us a little bit about what we should expect from the president and what he'll be talking about. obviously, chris, gun violence has been a major issue in chicago for many, many months now and the president has been called to this question, why hasn't he dealt with more forcibly in his remarks in a few moments, chris? >> reporter: that's right. it sets off in the '80s where he began his ca
american hero. >> president barack obama extending olive branch to religious institutions making changes to the contraception mandate are they really accommodating or just gimmicks? we will hear from the president of a catholic university in just a little bit. >> and let's get ready to rum bible. we -- rumble. brian kilmeade live from new orleans superdome in just moments. he did a great job down there yesterday he will do a better job today because it is super bowl sunday. ifst ffsz begins right now. >> peter gabriel for you this morning. welcome in to "fox & friends" on this super bowl sunday. super bowl 47. san francisco 49ers vs. the baltimore ravens live from the big easy. >> you guys ready for some good bean dip and beer and wings later. >> bean dip? i'm a guacamole guy. >> i will send you recipe. my sister-in-law made buffalo wing sauce. she said i would almost these frozen it is so good. franks hot sauce. shredded chicken. >> i put that on everything. >> franks hot sauce. >> you future on anything. >> twinkies. >> put it on a shoe and it would taste good. >> brian did a great job
conditions expected. your extended forecast, coming up. a developing story. president obama has kicked off three days of travel. he's trying to rally support he visited an auto plant in north carolina -- a former volvo plant where some the president is arguing that boosting the minimum wage and investing in research could go a long way toward a resurgence in hat in just click for he also wants to give companies incentives to do business in the u.s. house speaker john boehner says raising the minimum wage results in fewer jobs. president obama hits the road-take it full tease: obama and gun control-tele plasma vo another major issue on the agenda -- gun control. it had a big impact on last night's state of the union address. that's at 5-30. and -- a career ender? that's what some people are saying about the gop response to the president. i'll show you what happened ahead. i'll show you what happened mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the
that we're seeing at this plant and we see all across the country. >> president obama hits the road with his state of the union message. good morning. i'm bill karins. this is "way too early." the show that is skipping the tea and honey in hopes of achieving every anchor's dream, to sound like james earl jones. am i close? no. thanks for joining us on this thursday, february 14th. we have a lot to talk about. a new effort for republicans to withhold the vote of chuck hagel. plus, thousands of angry people will be arriving at a port in mobile, alabama, today. it's day five of the disaster aboard the carnival triumph. we'll have the latest details from the worst vacation ever. >>> first, breaking news from overseas. involves one of the most visible competitors in the 2012 olympics. early this morning, a model was found shot to death at the south african home of oscar pistorius. he is known as the blade runner. the name of the suspected shooter has not been revealed. but a 26-year-old man, a man the same age as pistorius has been taken into custody. nbc's reporter is live for us in lon
if they were students. >> president obama will deliver his state of the union address. >> he will outline his second term agenda. hallie jackson has a preview. the speech will focus on the economy and so-called pocketbook issues. >> especially when it comes to job creation. he will talk about creating infrastructure and jobs. how to get a handle on government debt. president obama wants to cut spending and bring in more tax money. both parties want to avoid the big automatic spending cuts and time is running out. those cuts kick in in just over two weeks from now. >> playing up the importance of a growing the economy and less emphasis on deficits and debts. >> that is what you can expect to hear from the president's speech tonight. the debt ceiling will be back in mid may. >> who is on the guest list tonight? of facesseeing a lot in the crowd including people from newtown, connecticut, first responders. you also have guests representing health care, military life and immigration. along with the apple ceo and mrs. obama will be accompanied by the parents of a teenager killed in chicago. >> hal
about an iwatch? plus -- >> president obama is preparing for his state of the union address. what he is expected to focus on. >> the raw power of mother nature captured on tape when we continue. >> sometimes it is ok to stop and smell the roses. and smell the roses. >> now weather and traffic together on the 1's. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. it is a saw the start -- soggy start. we're dealing with some wet roads. there is accident off to the side that loch raven boulevard. 11 minutes on the north side. 13 minutes on the west side down to edmondson. just some yellow on southbound 295 down towards 100. 54 on 95 through howard county. this is 95 at the fort mchenry. 895 running smoothly at the harbor tunnel. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie is talking about flowers. >> good morning. we have the rain in place. 37 degrees at the airport. 39 downtown. the forecast coming up. we are talking about valentine's day. flowerslking at with chris. this is the busiest time of year for flower shops. >> we do 300-400. >> this is like the super bow
to president obama's state of the union speech. he is catching in. for a $25 donation to his political action committee, the reclaim america pack will send you an official marco rubio water bottle. >>> the new website pundittracker.com rates predictses on everything from politics to sports to finance. if you're a gambler, the site says don't put your money on dick morris or pat buchanan because they both have f ratings. >>> the tv ratings are in for the state of the union address. it was watched for 33.5 million that, is the lowest number since bill clinton's last address in 2000 seen by two million fewer. >>> the president will join google for the latest a series of fireside hangouts. it's a 21st century take on franklin roosevelt's famous radio fireside chats to talk about the state of the union address. >>> and in north carolina wednesday, president obama talked about life after the white house. >> after this whole presidency thing, well, we're looking for a little spot to, yeah -- come on down. play a little golf. do a little hiking, fishing, barbecue. >> and that's your morning dish of s
is offering a cheaper version of its macbook. >> president obama is spending time on google+ today. diana perez has more. >> apple's new maks book with the reds in the display will be cheaper and faster. it will accept lower profits to build up its brand. president obama will go on google+ this afternoon to discuss his state of the union address, as he did a year ago. if you can watch it on google+ youtube, or whitehouse.gov. apple is developing a smart watch, but there's already one on the market. cruxes it is wearing a that you can look at the screen to see who's calling you, you are listening to, or what the latest text messages. >> i am diana perez. [ male announcer ] we began with the rx. ♪ ♪ then we turned the page creating the rx hybrid. ♪ ♪ now we've turned the page again with the rx f sport. ♪ ♪ this is the next chapter for the rx and the next chapter for lexus. this is the pursuitpef perfection. >> chuck hagel's nomination to be defense secretary may be running into trouble on the senate floor. arizona senator john mccain says he is reconsid
. thank you, brandi. we'll have an eye on this story throughout the rest of the day. >>> president obama staking hit state of the union message on the road today. >> the president sprinkled in foreign policy matters, but his focus was firmly here at home. with the details, we're joined by abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: the president detailed his second term agenda, the big focus here jobs and economic growth. >> the president of the united states. thank you. >> reporter: president obama touching on topics from education to strengthening the middle class. >> it is our unfinished task to make sure this government works on behalf of the many, not just the few. >> reporter: a noticeable presence of small ribbons worn by the more that be 40 invited guests, all victims or related to victims of gun violence. >> it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time this country has debated how to reduce gun violence. but this time is different. >> reporter: the president also announced that half of the troops now serving in afghanistan, about 34,000, will be home by this ti
obama will deliver his state of the union address. nbc's peter alexander reports that the economy will be the president's major theme. heading into his fifth annual address, they say mr. obama will focus on jobs and the economy, echoing familiar themes about strenght the strengthening the middle class. >> oefsh economy grows when everybody is getting a fair shot and shake. >> reporter: he will emphasize the value of spending on education to give americans the skill they need. infrastructure like roads, research, including clean energy technology and manufacturing. the inauguration was more about the underdog. if this is about people that have already made it but the american dream is fading and he's got their backs. >> reporter: adding to the urgency of tuesday's speech, the looming zi sequester deadlines that from march 1th in across the board cuts are start to take effect. >> it couldn't have any more self-inflicted wonds. the economy is pose r poised to take off. >> reporter: the president warning those cuts could cause a huge blow to the economy. we certainly blow more tax rev
. >>> true hero. apple ceo cook will sit near first lady michelle obama for president obama state of the union address tomorrow. cook announced in december that apple would be making some computers in the united states. speculation is that he might be pointed out as an example of tech executive investing in american manufacturing. mrs. mrs. obama also invited that as engineer who spent his childhood in the bay area and famous for the hair do during the mars curiosity mission. the president may use him to represent the success of nasa. >> first lady also invited parents of murdered chicago teen to sit with her. pendleton shot and killed last month just days after performing during president obama inauguration parade. authorities today filed murder charges against 2 gang members in the case. >> issue of gun control is cas casting big shah 0over the state of the union. each member of congress allowed to bring one guest to the president annual speech and more than 20 democrat bringing victims of gun violence as their guest. in the mean time texas republican steve stockman bringing
device. why is president obama hours away from announcing cuts now to our own nuclear arsenal? breaking details for you straight ahead. >>steve: meet the shooter, the navy seal who took down osama bin laden setting the record straight and making a shocking claim. he has been betrayed by the u.s. federal government and can barely afford to feed his family. he's jobless. his story this morning. >>brian: how much would you pay to take these guitars from rock n'roll moves history to your living room? the chance is coming your way as "fox & friends" starts right now. >>gretchen: breaking news because it set off earthquake warnings but it was actually a north korean nuclear test. it all happened hours ago and now the world son alert. kelly wright is on this story for us live in washington right now. good morning, kelly. >> good morning to all of you this morning. president obama calls north korea's latest nuclear test a highly provocative act. north korea announcing it detonated a miniature nuclear device successfully at a northeastern test site. the u.n. confirms the blast was larger than pr
is number one on the list? >> barack obama. >> thank you. next story, please. >> impeach impeachment. until we get a new president it will just get worse. this doesn't surprise me that the numbers were high in dc. what does surprise me was new york city is not high on the list. if there is an area where power and glory and all of that and money and having a hot girl on your arm new york is about that quite a bit. >> i tried it in new york. the hotels are so expensive. >> is that the problem? that is a great point. >> dc is probably expensive too. >> dc you can drive to virginia or maryland. >> that's a good point. john, two of the top cities are austin and houston and in your home state. apparently it is don't mess with texas, but mess around in texas. >> oh you're welcome. >> oil people, lots of money, lots of action. >> are you saying they are made of oil? that would be weird. >> they are moid of oil money just like al gore. and then austin i assume this is going on because of liberals. austin is a big liberal city and that's what liberals do. al gore yuns -- once again. need i remind you
. >>> president obama hits the road to push proposals he unveiled during last night's state of the union address. >> but up next the light at the end of the tunnel is in sight for more than 3,000 passengers on that crippled cruise ship. it's the nigh >>> preparationing being made in mobile alabama to receive that crippled carnival cruise ship being towed to port following an engine fire. passengers say conditions are disgusting with overflowing toilets and a stench making people sick. the passengers say the same crew last month says they were not surprised. during their trip they went to mexico to fix a recurring engine problem. >> they found out they did get the part, so then we were going half speed coming back which was probably about a four or five hour delay. >> we were only doing 20 knots. >> oh, my goodness. the gross crippled cruise ship is due in mobile tomorrow. meanwhile the national transportation safety board has launched an investigation into the cause of the engine room fire. >>> the winner is red. that's the vote of a special panel established to consider and recommend one color
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: not even a courtesy clap. michelle obama gave at least a courtesy clap. >> he said what a lot of people are thinking, but what a lot of people are afraid to say. stuart: well said. you can see the entirety of that speech on our facebook page. go to it, please. dagen and connell. connell: stuart, thank you very much. dagen: i am dagen mcdowell. connell: i am. connell mcshane. dagen: we'll bring you the argument for why we are far away from the end of this run. connell: the new attitude towards immigration reform. dagen: though pope calls it quits. this has not happened in more than like 600 years. i wish we could have gotten a picture of o'connells face when he first heard this. the first thing we thought was it was a rumor. connell: let's do stocks now. no co-pay back. nicole: you are seeing the major market averages pulled back a little bit. the dow broke its five weeks of wins. then if pulled back a little bit. the s&p has been of six weeks in a row. we did see that as a winner. some of the names on the move today are bank of america, pfizer and microsoft. they are really trying to sq
have made no arrests. hundreds of mourners, including first lady michelle obama attended the funeral for 15-year-old idea pendleton in chicago yesterday. she was shot and killed late last month just days after she participated in president obama's inauguration ceremonies. former vice president dick cheney appears to have a dim view of the white house's new national security team. in a speech before republicans in wyoming last night mr. cheney charged that president obama is putting the nation at risk by appointing unqualified nominees. cheney said the white house is relying on too many, in his words "second rate people." the associated press reports that the board of american airlines' parent company is meeting tomorrow to decide whether to merge with u.s. airways. a merger would create one of the world's largest airlines. today is new year's day in china. fireworks lit up the sky in beijing overnight and singer celine dion performed to mark the start of the year of the snake. now today's weather. sunny and milder along the east and west coasts. but it will be a stormy day for most o
in the past. president obama's appointment and he should have an up or down vote. i think that harry reid should go back and reconsider the whole idea about the filibuster negotiation they had last month. but, i mean, they have asked for five years of financial records from chuck hagel, they were comfortable for one year of financial records from mitt romney and suddenly for a person with few responsibilities they want more records, completely inconsistent. >> as we see from plymoupolitic republicans see the writing on the wall, but that doesn't mean they won't drag out the proceedings to extract every possible concession they can get and weaken the nominees and the white house in the process. susan, doesn't this look weird to everybody? especially when we talk about chuck hagel because basically john mccain gave john kerry a piggy back ride to his hearing. he was the biggest obstacle in the hagel hearing. and john kerry voted against the iraq surge too just like hagel did. what's the difference? >> it's not hagel's a republican or democrat, it shouldn't matter, he's the president's choic
from a depressive disorder at the time, devastated by their breakout. >> president obama is on the road today trying to sell some of his state of the union proposals. the president visits an early learning classroom to make the case for universal pre-k and will speak at a community recreation center before returning to the white house. and if you listen to the speech, the state of the union on tuesday, he laid out a lot of initiatives. >> oh, yes. >> and typically those addresses are a laundry list of ideas. but the republican response is okay, you've laid out all these things. how in the middle of these record deficits do we pay for them? both sides were short on details. >> when the president laid out this laundry list of things, he said not one of the initiatives that i'm talking about today is going to cost us an extra dime. so it's going to be interesting to see how we're going to rejigger things in the economy, and our finances and our pocketbook to actually pay for this stuff. >> and those two big deadlines, you have that march deadline for the deep cuts to defense, as well as to
's in town. she spent tuesday night with miss obama at the state of the union address and then today, as you mentioned, she and some volunteers will be delivering teddy bears here on capitol hill, hoping to sway some of the officials here to change some of the laws pertaining to gun violence. >> i'm just trying to keep them moving and keep her name out there. this can't be for nothing, because she was a special kid. >> cleopatra pendleton, the mother of slain 15-year-old hadiya can't even show emotion as she talked, still in just absolute shock after the shooting death of her baby girl, a majorette gunned down in a chicago park just weeks after she performed at president obama's inaugust vags celebration. >> i'm very different than i was, obviously, before the incident. >> reporter: miss pendleton is in washington after accepting an invitation from michelle obama to attend the state of the union address that took place tuesday night. but it was not their first meeting. miss obama traveled to chicago to attend hadiya's funeral just a few short days ago. >> let's pause now for a moment of sile
shot the republicans let obama own the sequester, it's such a horrible jargon word, no one out there who doesn't know the inner workings of congress will probably know exactly what it means anyway. >> they'll go after whoever's closest to them. the blame seems to be going toward -- >> i want to talk about some of those things in the president's education plan. there's a call for a new federal state partnership to give low and moderate income 4-year-olds access to preschools. that's a big one. there's a new investment and grants for head start. also, there's a part there that says expand a voluntary home visit program to connect more families with nurses, social workers and other professionals. what do you think here? of those, what parts can they get through? >> well, i would think that the one of these ambitious plans, the ones that might have the most buy in would be expanding -- making almost as a right for youngsters preschool. right now headstart programs across the nation help only those children of the most poorest parents. what the obama plan is to make almost as a righ
are down to the wire on the budget cuts looming over washington. we're learning now that president obama will address the american people a bit later this morning. we'll cover that live. he will be joined by first-responders whose jobs according to the white house are on the chopping block but will the president offer any last minute deal to avert the cuts? we're waiting to hear more on this coming up here on america' newsroom. this is breaking news. he said it was all an accident. bombshell testimony from "the blade runner" this morning the olympian and double amputee charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend. good morning everybody on a tuesday. welcome back if you were away for the holiday weekend. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom.". martha: i'm doing well. thank you. what a story. i'm martha maccallum. good morning, everybody. the lawyers for oscar pistorius reading his affidavit this morning. he shot his girlfriend by mistake he claims, pumping four bullets into the bathroom door thinking she climbed in through the window in the bathroom and was a ro
teen. from domestic battles to international unrest, president obama will have strong words for north korea. just this morning, the country conducted its third nuclear test. in a statement, the president called it a highly provocative act and promised to pursue action. in afghanistan, the president is expected to detail the end of the war there. florida senator, marco rubio, will deliver the republican response to tonight's state of the union. following tonight's speech, president obama leaves on a three-day tour to push his economic agenda. he's hoping to create enough public pressure to force a compromise on capitol hill. >> thank you very much. the nation's most valuable company will be represented at state of the union is apple ceo sits next to the first lady. >> good morning. if i were a guest at the state of the union, i'd already be lining up on the capitol steps. cook was in san francisco just until just a short time ago. he just finished speaking at an event for which we have no pictures, a goldman sachs investors event. we assume he got on a plane and was heading towards was
of the union speech, president obama proposed 50 billion in new spending on infrastructure projects. but few lawmakers support the idea of increasing the gas tax. i just got a funny thought. i don't think many drivers would like that. >> no. >>> 7:07. by the way, happy valentine's day. >> you, too. >> that leads us right to sal. you know what's happening on the roads. >> reporter: we look pretty good. the traffic is moderately avenue in some areas. let's take a look at what we have now with the bay bridge. a little bit of fog. steve and i have been talking about the fog all morning long. it looks like it's a little bit foggier than it was a minute ago. backed up for about a 20-minute delay. also this morning, we're looking at the commute here. if you are driving on 880 northbound and southbound, that traffic looks good. driving to the peninsula, we have a traffic time of eight minutes to 92. 280 looks good as you drive through. let's go back to steve. >>> all right. some of that fog, blanket of it, clear. some areas are clear. it's up here and has been coming down. high pressure is building
to the six people with died protecting children at sandy hook elementary school. president obama will present them to surviving family members at a white house ceremony today. presidential citizen medals are given to four teachers, the school principal and a psychologist all gunned down december 14 trying to protect the children in their care. the 20-year-old shooter killed himself. >> we will learn more soon about the mysterious 2001 murder of the congressional intern from modesto. a judge in the washington, dc, ordered scripts from hearings of december and january be released to the public in a week. the closed hearings could signal problem with the prosecution of the defendant, the illegal immigrant from el salvador was convicted in 2010 of murdering levy who had a relationship with a local congressman. >> the cost of deporting undocumented students. a berkeley math whiz crunches the numbers. >> are the days numbered for th >> it is now 4:51, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit of the city of oakland to keep the largest medical marijuana dispensary open and ruled that the center can contin
. the gun control message will be reinforced by some of the guests in the gallery tonight. michelle obama will be sitting with the family members. the chicago teenager gunned down. and dc delegate will also bring the mother of a teenage shooting victim and just a reminder you can catch the address tonight at 9:00 right here on fox 5. >> sarah, thank you. >>> reaction continues to pour in over the pope's surprise announcement he will resign at the end of this month. one french cardinal says benedict the 16th broke a tattoo about resigning. here's information we didn't know. the holy father will leave at 8:00 p.m. rome time on the night of february 28th. he will then go to the papal retreat in italy for a time of rest. then return to the vativan to live out his days in a monastery with nuns. the pope will not participate in the conclave. what is still being worked out is when that meeting of the cardinals will begin. can't happen until march and the vatican says they want a new pope before holy week and easter. what to call him after he leaves his role. all attention turns to which cardinal
. and officers were placed on administrative leave. >>> michelle obama tends the funeral of a chicago girl who was gunned down days after performing for the president. mrs. obama among hundred offense mourners paying their respects to hadiya pendleton today. she was not the target. she performed with her high school major et team at the presidential inauguration. >>> in maryland, a member of a well known political family could be running for office. former governor bob's wife kendall may announce her plans for the executive seat. and is expected to appear, seeking to replace john leopold, he resigned after being found guilty of two counts of misconduct in office. the forum for the replacement will take place thursday at the west county area library in odenton. >>> a baltimore are program allows you to get your taxes done for free and build up a savings in the process. tim williams has more on the baltimore cash campaign. >> for keith henderson, getting his taxes done for free was an offer he couldn't refuse. >> i set an appointment up online and found all th
facebook and twitter. abc 2news. >> all right. thank you. >>> the obama administration is under fire for its drone attack is he. a unnamed strike killed a terrorist leader but that leader was an american citizen who was killed without trial or testimony. we have the latest. >> reporter: before the confirmation hearing started, demonstrators went to protest the cia's use of drone strikes. >> killing kids halfway across the world. >> reporter: he is the president's choice to be the head of the cia and he is a chief architect of the drone program. it wasn't just the protesters, lawmakers also demanded answers the obama administration about the more than 300drone strikes. i have been calling and others have been calling, the vice chairman and i on the use of targets for increased transparency for over a year. >> reporter: specifically the chair said she wants information on the number of civilian deaths that result from drone strikes but has been denied because it's a secret program. >> i think that thinking, is long gone. >> reporter: earlier this week a unclassified document said ame
who was shot weeks after performing at the inauguration. president obama spoke out about the shootings in newtown connecticut and talked about his proposals for tougher gun laws. >> these proposals deserve a vote. because in the two months since newtown, more than a thousand birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. >> the group mayors against gun violence organized the effort to get gun violence survivors at the state of the union address. >>> in an emergency situation response time is critical and the city aurora colorado is planning to look into ambulance response time following last summer's deadly theater shooting. the city council approved a study on monday. now according to the denver post, it took medical crews more than 24 minutes to get to the theater. the shooting left 12 people dead and dozens more injured. >>> we have a chance this weekend to have your opinions heard on gun violence. it's a bit of a hike from the air but andy harris is holding a town hall meeting in ocean city to discuss the second amendment rights and g
to secure the 60 needed. >> usually get a lot on the house. don't hear in the senate much. >>> the obama administration sounding the sequester alarm today. ought mat hick across the board spending cuts are scheduled to kick in. students could be at risk if those cuts go through. in addition to air traffic, housing and boarder security. >> it would mean fewer teachers to educate our children. less funding for schools to help disadvantaged students for children with disabilities. >> no amount of planning can mitigate the negative affects on the security of the country. >> the is he questionster was enacted during the 2011 debt ceiling negotiations and only to happen if law makers failed to agree. clearly, that's the case. meanwhile, president obama taking state of the union address to the road. he met with students and teachers at the college heights early education program. plans for increasing pre-school education. the president highlighted the program during his address tuesday night. today he emphasized earlier a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road. >> the ki
significant adjustments. >> that was president-elect obama in 2008 on the coming bailout of the auto industry. significant adjustments including the bankruptcy of general motors days after my next guest landed in the driver's seat at g.m. ed whitaker knew nothing about the car business before serving as chairman and ceo oh of gm 2009 and 2010. a story he tells in "american turnaround." great to have you here. >> great to be here. >> what a great read. your book has terrific lessons. you say it's not magic, it's management. businesses aren't democracies. what did your role in the bailout in such a challenging time for the country teach you about managing and management? >> i have always thought management was responsible for what happened. this taught me once again that's a true statement. spimt's about leadership. >> the lead. >> what were the big problems at gm that you could not have known br you arrived in detroit? >> i thought gm had a vision. but when i got there i found out they didn't. i thought it was very important we establish a vision which we did early on oh which was to design, b
practice cammer -- kaepernicking for next season. >> what hispanics are saying about obama's immigration reform. sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. >> we are back on this tuesday starting off rather mild. our coolest temperature is 41 in antioch. we have 50 in oakland and everyone else is the mid-to-upper 40's. enjoy the mild temperatures. remember the stubborn cloud cover yesterday? more so today with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50's. moving forward we have more sunshine but temperatures are the same tomorrow with light showers possible from the thursday commute and the chance lingers on friday but a small chance and just more about the cooler conditions on friday than the
will parade in front of the white house again. which you haven't seen much of during the obama administration. the washington press will have more on the road to tyranny. this is about political theater. when the republicans do it, we're on the fast road to tyranny and -- when the obama administration does it, the left keeps quiet. >> that's a lot. next on the rundown, is your grocery bill hundreds of dollars? you could pay a lot more coming up. that's thanks to obamacare. >>> kate upton graced sports illustrated swimsuit cover last year. who it turning heads this year? we have that information. we'll share it with you next. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it caref
for credit is lower. watch if talk of job creation when president obama makes the state of the nation speech tomorrow night. the president is expected to proposal spending on infrastructure and education in an effort to boost employment. there is a new mountain dew breakfast drink 5 percent juice, and has vitamins b and c and jolt of caffeine. if you hope to find hint of a future romance, you are out of luck, the largest fortune cookie maker has removed romantic emergencies after parents complained. >> did you enjoy the weekend? >> it was nice. it was. got out and did chores. never ending husband chores. >> excellence. now, over to mike. great week to be outside, make paint the house or work on the roof or dry weather for an extended period is what we have. it stretches across the state as you are headed to soak out the wet wet and it will be good, san diego and palm springs 64 in los angeles and in the central valley, low-to-mid 60's and 39 in tahoe and 44 in yosemite. >> we have a live look at the east shore freeway as you make your way from richmond beyond university avenue everything is
, the inspiring story behind the man receiving the medal of honor today from president obama. >> plus, a $1 million reward for the ex-police officer wanted in the killings of three people in california. an update on the leads investigators are following now. stay with us. >> announcer: you're watching news 4 midday. >> president obama will honor a hero from the war in afghanistan today. he'll award staff sergeant clint romashay the medal of honor. he and his fellow soldiers battled the taliban for more than 12 hours when the outpost came under fire in 2009. eight americans died. he will be only the fourth living service member from the war in afghanistan to receive this medal of honor. >> he will also be a guest of the first lady for tomorrow's state of the union address. the looming budget cuts will likely play prominently in the president's speech. $85 billion in cuts will take effect march 1 if congress and the white house cannot come to an agreement on a budget. republicans are blaming president obama for the looming cuts known as the sequester because the white house proposed them in t
that hit on sunday. president obama has doe cleared a federal disafter ther in the state clearing wait for some federal aide to be used in recovery efforts there. the tornado hit the campus of the university of mississippi at hattiesburg causing millions of dollars in damage. >> live look outside right now at the washington monument. chilly start and some areas got some snow. >> not a whole lot of snow but up to about anden. enough to have to do a little scraping out there on the windshields. you might see a slick spot or two on the roadways as temperatures are falling back into the upper 20s and low 30s. just be ready for that. otherwise, it should be a beautiful day for today. we are not expecting any more rain and/or snow around here. >> we need a quiet valued. >> yes, we do. we need wisdom to start reading. >> we've got some stuff too. we want some stories too. >> about a half in. out at dulles. winchester about an inch. at reagan national, officially a trace. it has been years since we've picked up more than an in. of snow that a given storm at reagan national. it goes back to jan
, john boehner and barack obama are on the rocks. and we're two weeks away from going off a cliff, kind of. tonight i'll tell you why this time, that kind of love does not stink. that is a good thing. welcome i am neil cavuto, forget the chocolate, rip up the roses, no way these t parties will work this out, miles apart, i think that john boehner just said he is spent, out of here, and cupid can stick an arrow up his you know what, he didn't really say that, but that is kind of where things stand. now before you think that is the en of the world, and the spending cuts, over 10 years, hit us hard in two weeks, i'm here to tell you, relax, sometimes recognizing a bad rape for what it is, -- a bad relationship for what it is, is a good thing. and republicans risking more spending cuts could be a good thing, bring on this sequestration thing, weadock worse, i think we are. to ford oconnelly, on whether the washington disconnecttion could be good. >> i think it is good, john bain are playing hard to get on valentine's day, saying democrats and senate can negotiateo with president obama, then
for abc7 news. >> 6:07. president obama delivered his "state of the union" address. >> a terror plot unfolding in the bay area, with lawyers raising doubts about a man accused of trying to attack an oakland bank. year clear . >> i have a bigger concern about black ice in the north bay at napa and santa rosa at 30 degrees but santa rosa has visibility to three quarters of a mile so be careful on the bridges and overpasses it could be slick. this afternoon, we have sunshine and temperatures in the low-to-mid 60's but the coast is upper 50's with a few clouds. our two warmest days are ahead of us, thursday and friday, mid-60's to 70 and not bad on saturday. high clouds and sunshine and low 60's at the coast and upper 60's for the rest of us. >> looking at clearing any moment san francisco southbound 101, an accident much earlier this morning blocking the right lane and in the clearing phases with an injury involving a taxi and a mustang and one person taken to the hospital. again final clearing stages. a new accident in daly city north skyline boulevard the on-ramp could be shut down to
's cover story, president obama hits the road. the plans he has in motion for changes in the manufacturing industry. why travelers are on board with the hottest new way to see the world by boat. plus, film studios are overflowing with attempts to attract lovebirds this valentines day. first business starts now! you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's thursday, feburary 14th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: up or down? stocks and commodities traded with mininal gains and losses yesterday. investors are holding back as they wonder whether a large sell-off or big rally lies ahead. cisco sees the light. the company topped its earnings targets after the close. cisco ceo john chambers notes that 2013 is off to a slow start but sees early signs of improvement in europe. and democrats are working on a new bill that could replace the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts that take effect march 1st if there is no deal. time now for a look at what traders have to say about the day. joe cusik joins us for that. he is from opt
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